Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean. The country borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. It has a shoreline on Lake Victoria in the south west. The capital is Nairobi.
GDP per capita: $1358
Population: 45 million (42% under 14, and 73% under 30)
Largest cities: Nairobi (capital), Mombasa
Language: English and Swahili
Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya has been described as “the cradle of humanity”. It encompasses savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley, mountain highlands and abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos.
Places of Interest: Lake Nakuru National Park, Mt. Kenya, Mt. Longonot, Nairobi National Park, Masai Mara games reserve.
ACT in Kenya
ACT started working in Kenya in January 2012 in partnership with JTAN based in Sitikho ward, Webuye, Western region of Kenya.
ACT work in Webuye began in January 2011 with support for six vulnerable children in Sitikho ward. The numbers supported has since grown to twenty-three children comprising 17 girls and 6 boys. Our work in Kenya is growing. As part of our goal to enrich the community, we completed a water project in April 2016 that has brought pipe borne water with storage tanks to three villages in Sitikho ward, including Bukunjangabo S A Primary School and has transformed the lives of people in these communities in many significant ways. The project was funded with grants from the UK Lions Club. The availability of continuous water supply has made it possible to start a greenhouse farming project for the widows in Sitikho. The Greenhouse which was commissioned at the end of April 2016 will enable the needy widows to generate sustainable income to support their families. Read more about the water project in our blog.